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Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

Impact Theory is a business and mindset-focused interview show that will teach anyone aspiring to greatness the secrets to success. The show is hosted by Tom Bilyeu - a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of the #2 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition and former host of the viral hit Youtube series Inside Quest (viewed over 100,000,000 times). Bilyeu is known for his passion and preparation. Always eager to truly learn from his guests, Bilyeu digs deep and brings the urgency of someone hungry to put what he’s learning to immediate use - making the show not only entertaining and energetic, but also hyper-useful.
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Dec 19, 2019

Manual therapist and movement coach Aaron Alexander knows that better health is inseparable from deep healing. As a result, he helps people align their mind, body, environment, posture and movement, achieving incredible results. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Aaron Alexander details exactly how to change a multitude of small aspects of your life to become physically and mentally healthier. Along the way he tells his own family story of a father addicted to crack cocaine, advocates dancing and just hanging, and discusses how to deal with the stress that seems to overwhelm modern life.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Aaron talks about how body language, posture and dance affect the brain [1:08]

Tom and Aaron discuss how music causes physical and emotional state change [3:26]

Aaron describes the focus of rolfing, and getting the body into alignment [5:17]

Aaron and Tom discuss how changing your facial expression changes your emotions [8:20]

Aaron has benefited from psychedelics and they have helped him deal with the ego [11:10]

Aaron practices compassion by going past surface level conversation and connecting [13:54]

Aaron advocates becoming more childlike in certain ways [16:03]

Aaron talks about some of the “diseases of affluence” like sitting too much [19:05]

Aaron strongly advocates spending some time each day hanging [23:17]

Aaron and Tom discuss “micro-opportunities” to live in a more pre-modern way [25:51]

Aaron shares the story of watching his father become addicted to crack [28:20]

You can’t teach what you know. You can only teach what you are. [31:20]

Aaron describes how he uses stillness and meditation [32:01]

Aaron and Tom discuss the importance of admitting what’s going wrong [36:24]

Aaron shares the one change he would have people make to improve their health [40:21]

 

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Dec 17, 2019

Legendary actress Kathy Bates has probably lost count of how many awards she has been nominated for and won. But very few people know about her battles with cancer, her family history of suicide attempts, or her own struggles with PTSD and depression. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Kathy Bates talks about gratitude, moments of grace, and the fact that you don’t have to be perfect to be remarkable. Along the way she tells stories of healing and tragedy, life and death, and memorably explains why she always thanks the crew.

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SHOW NOTES:

Kathy advocates that actors can create empathy and bring people out of their tribes [3:09]

Kathy shares her family’s story of suicide [5:48]

Kathy details the ways her mother had such a positive impact on her [11:14]

Kathy discusses her own struggles with depression and his father’s similar struggles [13:39]

Kathy describes the worst relationship she’s ever been in, and her battle with cancer [16:07]

Kathy tells the story of a dead finch that turned into a powerful sign [19:15]

Kathy explains how she learned to not always try to fix or control everything [24:13]

Kathy talks about letting go and tells a humorous story about coke [26:12]

Tom and Kathy discuss faith, God and moments of grace [27:21]

Kathy explains how she opened up to a new relationship [31:10]

Tom and Kathy talk about how you don’t have to be perfect to be remarkable [35:10]

Kathy advocates humility and keeping a beginner’s mindset [38:59]

Kathy interrupts her discussion of humility to discuss being mistaken for a stripper [40:48]

Kathy tells Richard Jewell’s story [43:15]

Kathy discusses working with Clint Eastwood and worrying that she was finished [48:51]

We need truth in the media and government [52:19]

Kathy shares her response to the question of what impact she wants to have [54:01]

 

 

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“I want to fix things, and you can’t always fix things. And you don’t always have the right to fix things. Sometimes those moments of grace just have to come. You can’t will them; you can’t push them on somebody else.“ [25:10]

“You have to just slow down. You have to cut out all the noise. You have to respect yourself.” [33:50]

“That’s why I always thank the crew. I’d be dancing around in an empty parking lot in my underwear just spouting lines without everybody. Even marketing people, PR people, everybody makes a movie.” [42:27]

 

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Dec 12, 2019

Even Beyonce needed her alter ego, Sasha Fierce, in order to conquer the entertainment industry. And peak performance coach Todd Herman, after working with hundreds of Olympians and champion athletes, has learned that alter egos are an absolute requirement for extraordinary achievement. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Todd Herman details exactly how powerful the alter ego can be. Along the way he and Tom Bilyeu discuss the need for rituals, share the real stories of how they got where they are, and even explain exactly how to have abundant energy in every area of your life.

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

Todd talks about what he likes about New York City [1:50]

Todd explains why people struggle with change [5:01]

The common words and phrases we use are actually what trap us [6:51]

The brain tries to protect you from looking like an idiot to yourself [9:10]

Todd explains how environment changes people [11:39]

Todd describes the basic reason people need to create an alter ego [12:47]

We all have multiple identities and uniforms, and they are all flexible and malleable [15:50]

Todd doesn’t need to know who you are, because he can see your results [21:57]

Todd asks “what are you”, not “who are you” [23:10]

Todd doesn’t spend any time talking to people about motivation [24:39]

Todd and Tom discuss how labels trap people and limit them [27:47]

Todd loves archetypes but he doesn’t always use them [32:51]

The most common alter egos people adopt are, surprisingly, Grandmas [34:57]

Todd describes the need for triggers and rituals [39:00]

Todd and Tom discuss the power of birthing emotional states with physical triggers [40:11]

Todd and Tom discuss Sasha Fierce and why even Beyonce needs an alter ego [42:58]

Any time you try to trick, deceive or impress others, it’s not healthy [46:35]

We react to people based on the clothes they wear [48:57]

The study that showed that kids did better when dressed up as Batman [51:03]

Tom strongly advocates self-signaling and using totems to stay obsessed [55:00]

Todd explains why he uses his glasses as a totem and ritual to get into his alter ego [58:17]

Tom strongly advocates decisiveness [1:03:13]

One of the great powers people have is playfulness [1:06:40]

Tom talks about the need for scarring rituals to mark big life changes [1:09:52]

Todd discusses how people’s family narratives can hold them back [1:13:15]

The moment you decide that you want the ball in the final seconds, all bets are off [1:17:13]

Why are horses so empathetic? [1:18:47]

Todd explains how people find the alter ego they need for exceptional performance [1:19:45]

Everything you need to be successful is already inside you [1:23:00]

Pressure does not exist in Todd’s universe [1:24:03]

Todd explains how to rebuild after a crushing loss [1:27:37]

Tom talks about how important it is to love the struggle, not just the results [1:33:20]

You have many identities and many roles that you play in life [1:39:13]

It may be more important to be in a stable hierarchy than to be at the top [1:40:35]

Todd and Tom strongly advocate mentorship and really learning something [1:43:37]

Todd and Tom discuss authenticity and whether there is an authentic self [1:50:00]

Todd explains how he is a completely different person for his family [1:53:54]

Energy is not a tank that gets depleted in a day [1:57:09]

Whatever it takes to get you to take action, do it, even if it’s “fake” [2:01:01]

Tom and Todd discuss the real story on the mindset necessary for greatness [2:03:11]

Todd shares the story of being sexually abused as a 12 year-old [2:08:12]

Tom and Todd discuss the healing effects of MDMA [2:11:33]

Be playful and be Batman [2:15:14]

 

BOOKS MENTIONED: 

 

“Long Walk to Freedom”, Nelson Mandela https://amzn.to/2Pe7EXc 

“The Alter Ego Effect”, Todd Herman https://amzn.to/2Rrkyns 

 

FOLLOW TODD:

 

WEBSITE: toddherman.me 

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Dec 10, 2019

John Travolta is someone who has not only changed global culture, but has done so multiple times. And yet, those who work with him and know him well talk mostly about his incredible empathy and patience. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, John Travolta talks about his own deep values, his family history and the way he sees himself as a person. As the conversation progresses, he explains why he focuses on the work and not the fame, how he eliminates people from his life who would hold him back, and why he approaches every role as if it might be his last.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Sometimes it seems like John Travolta doesn’t realize he’s John Travolta [3:16]

John learned from his family that performance mattered, not fame or money [4:41]

John and Tom discuss why chasing money for its own sake doesn’t work [7:03]

John never expects his projects to be commercially viable or culturally important [8:55]

John says Robert DeNiro gave him permission to go the distance as an actor [12:12]

John describes the deep need to be valuable to other people [13:52]

John credits his family with instilling his sense of professionalism and purpose [15:30]

John describes his connection to creativity and his impatience with cynicism [16:35]

John talks about how to deal with harmful people that you can’t eliminate from your life [19:32]

John explains why he dropped out of high school at 16 to pursue acting [23:09]

John says the only swagger he had as a child was that he liked to dress well [25:32]

Very few of the characters John has played are similar to him [28:29]

John defines empathy and responsibility as the core of his personality [29:50]

John takes no credit for his kids, but advocates tolerance and patience [32:36]

John details the exact circumstances when he stops being tolerant and empathetic [35:43]

You should never play someone else’s game [38:21]

John explains how he overcomes challenges and setbacks by treating life as art [40:03]

John talks about his earliest influences and how obsessed he was with them [43:17]

John strongly advocates having multiple passions [47:49]

Most of the things John has achieved he never would have imagined doing [50:05]

John doesn’t think very much about legacy [51:45]

John shares the impact he would like to have on the world [56:12]

 

QUOTES:

 

“I always behave as though my performance that I’m doing is not only the best role I’ve ever had, but maybe the last role.”  [8:23]

“Cynicism is valueless in my book. I have no time for it.” [18:40

“You have to get rid of the people who don’t want to play the same game you do.” [19:27]

“There’s nothing worse than failing on somebody else’s idea.” [39:29]

 

FOLLOW JOHN:

 

WEBSITE: travolta.com 

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/389VFCM 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2rVP4v7 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2LqiUPf 

Dec 5, 2019

Most people now know that getting good sleep is essential for healing, top performance, and mental health. But there are too many false ideas floating around about sleep. The old advice to just get eight hours of sleep doesn’t work for everyone. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, guests Michael Breus (the Sleep Doctor) and Jason McKeown detail exactly how you can sleep more efficiently, understand your own chronotype, and develop a routine for getting ready for the best possible sleep.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

What can we do to be more efficient with our sleep? [1:11]

What are the four stages of sleep, and what’s going on in each stage? [2:54]

Michael explains why sleep consistency is so important [4:31]

Jason asks why the human body needs sleep at all [5:12]

The amount of sleep a person needs is mostly genetic [6:51]

Michael details an experiment everyone can do to find out how much sleep they need [8:02]

Michael tells the story of the client he couldn’t help [9:52]

Most people go through all four chronotypes over their lifetime [12:00]

Michael explains why most people’s chronotype changes as they age [14:08]

Jason describes how the brain recovers during sleep [14:53]

Michael explains why pharmaceutically induced sleep is harmful [17:52]

Jason talks about why it makes sense to treat the brain with electricity [19:15]

Jason explains how he gets ready for sleep [23:49]

Michael describes his exact routine for getting ready for optimal sleep [25:06]

Michael explains why blue light matters and what it does [25:43]

Michael advocates cognitive behavioral therapy to help with sleep [27:!6]

Most people have something else going wrong if they aren’t sleeping [30:34]

Getting poor sleep definitely leads to dementia and chronic illness [31:31]

Tom and Jason discuss finding the exact optimal amount of sleep [32:26]

Jason points out that how harmful it can be to miss even one hour of sleep [38:00]

Michael explains that we are at the mere beginning of learning about sleep [39:03]

Michael details how to use cannabis to help with sleep [40:55]

What one thing should people change to improve their sleep? [43:33]

 

FOLLOW JASON:

 

WEBSITE: https://bit.ly/2YeLR5J 

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FOLLOW MICHAEL:

 

WEBSITE: https://thesleepdoctor.com/ 

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2P7wlVi 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2qfOt71 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2DFjnsp 

Dec 3, 2019

Famed hypnotherapist Marisa Peer, named the Best British Therapist by Men’s Health Magazine, has devoted her life to helping people resolve childhood trauma, find love, and lead healthier lives. Her primary insight is that the mind does what you tell it to, but most people do not understand how to talk effectively with their own minds. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Marisa Peer explains exactly how to transform your negative self-talk, details the process by which you can come to the full realization that you are enough, and explains how to deal with the primary impediments to personal growth.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Marisa tells the story of what led her to hypnotherapy [2:18]

Marisa explains how hypnotherapy shuts down the critical part of the brain [4:18]

Marisa explains why you need to use language that is powerful and absolutely up to date [6:52]

What is the difference between repetition and hypnosis? [9:35]

Marisa describes the process of finding the imprint that causes your negative self-talk [11:43]

What are the limits to the fact that your mind does what you tell it to? [16:52]

Marisa describes the “You are Enough” movement [20:56]

Marisa explains how starting with “I am enough” changes people’s self-talk [22:46]

Marisa and Tom discuss why people sometimes are not willing to change [25:33]

Marisa discusses how she dealt with cancer [32:36]

Marisa shares the impact she wants to have on the world [38:54]

 

QUOTES:

 

“If you understand the mind, it does what you tell it. That’s it’s job. If you tell it better stuff, you have an amazing life. If you tell it mediocre stuff, you have a mediocre life.” [6:39]

“The number one block is the fear of rejection. If I make it I might get rejected. If I find love they might leave. If I make all that money people won’t like me. So you’ve got to smash out of the ballpark the fear of rejection.” [19:56]

“If you make the choice to talk to yourself better, you can bounce back. You might as well use your mind as much as you possibly can to be well.” [37:55]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: https://marisapeer.com 

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/33kLFmz 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2XK3IBe 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2pLuJYu 

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